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Wedding License Office Reopens In 'Marriage Capital' Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas returned to the wedding business Monday, nearly six weeks after the Clark County Marriage License Bureau was closed to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

County Clerk Lynn Goya said staff members at the license office now have masks, gloves and no-touch thermometers. Couples need to complete license applications online before arriving.

The development came on a day that state health officials reported nearly 4,700 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 respiratory illness, and at least 206 have died.

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The March 17 closure due to the outbreak brought weddings to a virtual halt in a city that casts itself as a top destination for tying the knot.